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Shabad Veechaar-7 {ang 31-No.2]

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    Shabad veechaar-7-[ang 31-No.2]
    Siree Raag, Third Mehl:
    ਭਾਈ ਰੇ ਇਕ ਮਨਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇ ॥
    ਸੰਤਾ ਸੰਗਤਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਰਹੈ ਜਪਿ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮੁ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

    Oh my Brother! meditate on naam with deep concentration; one pointed ness. And always remember Him in the company of Sadh-sangat and do Naam –jap that leads to peaceful serenity that leads to a state of happiness. [internal Bliss]

    ਮਨਮੁਖ ਕਰਮ ਕਮਾਵਣੇ ਜਿਉ ਦੋਹਾਗਣਿ ਤਨਿ ਸੀਗਾਰੁ ॥
    ਸੇਜੈ ਕੰਤੁ ਨ ਆਵਈ ਨਿਤ ਨਿਤ ਹੋਇ ਖੁਆਰੁ ॥
    ਪਿਰ ਕਾ ਮਹਲੁ ਨ ਪਾਵਈ ਨਾ ਦੀਸੈ ਘਰੁ ਬਾਰੁ ॥੧॥

    One who follows the mind does not succeed as any religious ritual performed by him is like the decoration by that unfortunate woman who is morally degraded and is generally discarded by the society. Her husband never comes near her and she is always in the state of pain anxiety; Likewise, the religious deeds done by the Manmukh are [like the false decoration of the women whose the Husband remains away from her] all futile he does not even recognize the door that leads to Him and the Lord is never willing to make him His presence known.

    ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਸਦਾ ਸੋਹਾਗਣੀ ਪਿਰੁ ਰਾਖਿਆ ਉਰ ਧਾਰਿ ॥
    ਮਿਠਾ ਬੋਲਹਿ ਨਿਵਿ ਚਲਹਿ ਸੇਜੈ ਰਵੈ ਭਤਾਰੁ ॥
    ਸੋਭਾਵੰਤੀ ਸੋਹਾਗਣੀ ਜਿਨ ਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਹੇਤੁ ਅਪਾਰੁ ॥੨॥

    On the contrary to that has been stated above for Manmukh, the One who Is Gurmukh [Guru-oriented person/devotee/seeker/ the one who has sought the sanctuary of the Guru and acts according to Gurmat, becomes pleasing to the Lord. Here the ‘Jeo’ has been referred to as the happy soul bride. He always keep the Lord enshrined in his mind and becomes an humble person as the saintly qualities begin to appear in such a person over a period of time. These persons are full of humility and always speak soft and polite words that are pleasing to all. In this way they become the soul-brides that her pleasing to, their Master i.e. the Lord Himself. In the concluding line of this stanza this has been summed up. Those who are full of love for the Lord and He always abide in their mind always are respected and command great love from the Lord as well.

    [Author Note: The love of Lord is another precious gift that a devotee can be blessed with. Quoted below is a ‘tuk’ from Jap Ji sahib that speaks of the worth of the Love of Lord.
    Amul Bwie Amulw smwih ] (5-17, jpu, mÚ 1)
    Priceless is Love for Him, Priceless is absorption into Him.

    There are many quotes from the bani that are given below in regard to the significance of the Love of Lord.

    pRB kI pRIiq Bey sgl inDwn ] (391-15, Awsw, mÚ 5)
    In the Love of God, all treasures are obtained.

    pRB kI pRIiq irdY inrml nwm ] (391-15, Awsw, mÚ 5)
    In the Love of God, the Immaculate Naam fills the heart.

    pRB kI pRIiq sd soBwvMq ] (391-16, Awsw, mÚ 5)
    In the Love of God, one is eternally embellished.

    pRB kI pRIiq sB imtI hY icMq ]2] (391-16, Awsw, mÚ 5)
    In the Love of God, all anxiety is ended. ||2||

    Guru Sahibs have also stated that ,those who are not in love of lord or such love does not well up in the mind, are like faithless cynics.

    ijn kau pRIiq nwhI hir syqI qy swkq mUV nr kwcy ] (169-13, gauVI pUrbI, mÚ 4)
    Those who are not in love with the Lord are foolish and false - they are faithless cynics.
    Contrary to the above :
    jo min rwqy hir rMgu lwie ] (362-1, Awsw, mÚ 3)
    Those being whose minds are imbued and drenched with the Lord's Love
    iqn kw jnm mrx duKu lwQw qy hir drgh imly suBwie ]1] rhwau ] (362-1, Awsw, mÚ 3)
    - their pains of birth and death are taken away. They are automatically ushered into the Court of the Lord.]

    ਪੂਰੈ ਭਾਗਿ ਸਤਗੁਰੁ ਮਿਲੈ ਜਾ ਭਾਗੈ ਕਾ ਉਦਉ ਹੋਇ ॥
    ਅੰਤਰਹੁ ਦੁਖੁ ਭ੍ਰਮੁ ਕਟੀਐ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਰਾਪਤਿ ਹੋਇ ॥
    ਗੁਰ ਕੈ ਭਾਣੈ ਜੋ ਚਲੈ ਦੁਖੁ ਨ ਪਾਵੈ ਕੋਇ ॥੩॥

    It is by good destiny that one meets the Satguru when at opportune time the pre destiny gets it time to materialize. By meeting the Guru many pains are eradicated and doubts get vanished and one achieves peace. It is again stressed that one who walks as per gurmat does not suffer from pain and anxiety.

    ਗੁਰ ਕੇ ਭਾਣੇ ਵਿਚਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਹੈ ਸਹਜੇ ਪਾਵੈ ਕੋਇ ॥
    ਜਿਨਾ ਪਰਾਪਤਿ ਤਿਨ ਪੀਆ ਹਉਮੈ ਵਿਚਹੁ ਖੋਇ ॥
    ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਈਐ ਸਚਿ ਮਿਲਾਵਾ ਹੋਇ ॥੪॥੧੩॥੪੬॥

    By working as per His will or by acting as per His will one gets entitled for the nectar of naam and those who are [destined] to receive it do receive it and their ego gets subdued/eradicated. It is the Gurmukh who receives this blessed gift and of meditation on naam and ultimately they get merged with the Lord, the non- changing and ever stable, the ‘sat.

    [ In Gurbani “another way of addressing the sat guru is ‘sat’; who is beyond the shackles of time and is self-existent.It would be useful to dwell for some time on ‘sat’ and how the various authors and commentators have viewed it:

    1. Sat is a Sanskrit adjective meaning "the ideal; pure and true essence (nature)" of an entity or existence in the Vedanta. It can thus be concluded as "the self-existent or Universal Spirit, Brahman".

    2. Sat is the most important virtue which sikhs try to develop during their life. God is Truth and by trying to ‘practise truth’ (i.e. live a truthful life), Sikhs believe that they can live in accordance with God’s will - which teaches that: Truth is not just about speaking the truth but also about recognizing and living in line with the true nature of reality. Acting justly towards others, honesty, treating everyone as equals and avoiding criticising others are all examples of truthful living for Sikhs.
    Sikhs believe that human beings must work at developing all the God-like qualities they have in order to truly love God. Love of God is not just a feeling but always involves showing love for God by selfless service to God’s creation. A person who is Gurmukh does not act out of selfishness but, by focusing on God acts out of compassion for others and becomes the slave of the Lord’s slaves. Thus finding the Lord, he eradicates ego from within.
    Maya and Haumein are overcome by focusing only on God while serving God in creation. Material wealth, fame and praise are unimportant because the Gurmukh is focused on the only thing of lasting value – God - as the wealth of the Naam shall never be exhausted; no one can estimate its worth.The other four qualities in the arsenal of five that a Sikh must wear are: Contentment , Compassion, Humility and Love. These five qualities are essential for Sikhs and it is their duty to meditate and recite the Bani so that these virtues become a part of their mind-set.]

    Bhul Chuk Mauf
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